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5725 Richards Valley Rd A7, Ellicott City, MD 21043


Kind and Compassionate Dental Care For The Whole Family

Welcome to Peartree Dental Care

Whether you’re scheduling your first appointment at our Ellicott City dental practice, coming in for a routine cleaning or consulting with our dentist Dr. Zhou on a complete smile makeover, we promise to take great care of you.

At Peartree Dental, we are committed to treating every patient with kindness, respect, and compassion. Our friendly and experienced team has been providing quality dental care for residents of Ellicott City for over 10 years. We take great pride in treating all of our patients like our extended family, and we've designed every aspect of our practice to prove it.

A healthy smile is a great asset, and we want to help you enjoy yours for the rest of your life. At Peartree Dental, your time and comfort are important to us. Our excellent staff will ensure efficient and gentle treatment, quality services, and a lasting smile for you and your family.

Dr. Michael Zhou

Family Dentist in Ellicott City, MD

Dr. Zhou grew up in Maryland and attended Johns Hopkins University, where he received his undergraduate degree in history. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Maryland Dental School. After graduating, Dr. Zhou furthered his studies with a general dentistry residency at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Dr. Zhou is committed to staying up-to-date on new technologies and is frequently at the forefront of implementing advanced techniques and equipment into his dental practice. One of his favorite new technologies is digital imaging, which allows patients to "preview" their smile transformation before any treatment begins. Dr. Zhou also employs low-radiation digital X-rays, precise intraoral imaging, and sophisticated laser dentistry in order to provide the most comfortable, conservative, and efficient care possible.

Dr. Zhou has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses and seminars in all areas of dentistry including smile-transforming treatments like dental implants and Invisalign® aligner therapy. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association. When he's not practicing his passion of dentistry, you'll find Dr. Zhou enjoying time with his family and friends as well as fishing, golfing, and of course, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens.

Why Peartree Dental?

Your Ellicott City Family Dentist

In our experience, taking the time to truly listen and to care for our patient’s specific needs is the key to providing exceptional dental care. We know that each patient has different needs and goals for oral health. Dr. Zhou makes it a top priority to tailor each patient's care to their unique situation. When you leave Peartree Dental Care, we want you to be completely informed about your dental health and confident in the decisions you’ve made to achieve and maintain your healthy smile.

We surpass all ADA and OSHA recommended standards to make our Ellicott City dental office a clean and safe place for your family. Before your visit, we thoroughly sanitize each treatment room and disinfect every piece of equipment using state-of-the-art sterilization technology. We also perform routine spore testing through an independent third-party laboratory to ensure that all of our sterilization equipment is working properly.

At Peartree Dental, we accept most dental insurance plans and will gladly file and track your claims to save you the hassle. If you don’t have insurance, you can visit our Financials page to learn about our other flexible and accommodating payment options. Feel free to ask our staff for any details on how you can manage your treatment cost.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Your Ellicott City Family Dentist

Scientists and doctors have begun to unravel the complex relationship between our mouths and the rest of our bodies. They've found that the condition of our teeth and gums directly correlates to our cardiovascular, respiratory, and even immune health. In other words, your oral health has a significant impact on your overall health.

Regular checkups and cleanings with a skilled and compassionate dentist like Dr. Michael Zhou can not only improve your smile but can also help you to enjoy a lifetime of great oral and overall health.

Our practice is tailored to meet your specific needs and take your goals into consideration. We aim to identify problems early and address them thoroughly to avoid gum disease and other oral health conditions that will eventually lead to larger problems.

Our comprehensive dental care addresses everything from a proper bite and facial structure to oral health and aesthetics. We take pride in educating our patients about what’s best for their current situation. Our comprehensive list of services include preventive, restorative, cosmetic and periodontal (gum) health.

For the health of our patients and staff we have implemented new safety guidelines:

  • Please wear a mask before entering
  • Only one patient will be allowed in the waiting room at a time. We ask that you call us from your car upon arrival. We will then notify you when we are ready to have you come in.
  • Prior to each appointment, each patient will be required to fill out an Acknowledgement Form attesting to current health conditions and any recent travel
  • We will use a touch-free thermometer to scan each patient prior to treatment
  • In between each appointment, we will thoroughly disinfect all surfaces with Cavicide disinfectant which kills SARs and COVID
  • All providers will adhere to infection control protocols (thorough hand washing and use of hand sanitizer) and use of disposable gowns, masks, and gloves between patients

Thank you for your cooperation!

Walk-In Appointments and Convenient Scheduling

Unlike many dental practices, we welcome walk-in appointments. In fact, we make a point to save room in our daily schedule to accommodate you when you need a walk-in appointment. We find that this policy is especially helpful in the case of dental emergencies. No one plans for a broken filling or a chipped tooth. We’ve also tailored our normal scheduling policy to make it easier for you to fit dental visits into your busy life by offering both evening and Saturday appointments. Our friendly and flexible team will work with you to book appointments around your work, school, and family schedule.

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